Iyengar yoga was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. He modernized and redefined the ancient teachings of Patanjali into a system that speaks to our western minds and to our contemporary life. Timing, sequencing and alignment are the three major components of this system. This method develops one’s intelligence, awareness, health and spirituality.
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs.
Hatha Flow yoga (or Vinyasa flow) synchronizes the breath with the movements of the body. It is called “flow yoga” because of the smooth way the poses run together in a dynamic and fluid fashion. It allows the energy to flow through the entire body.
A basic practice specifically designed for beginners with an emphasis on learning the fundamentals of yoga at a slower pace, step-by-step. We recommend Beginning 1 to most new students as the best way to safely establish a familiarity with the poses before continuing on.
For students who want to learn and practice the fundamental yoga poses. They will understand the alignment through the progressive sequences of poses and will develop focus, awareness, and flexibility. Students are encouraged to take the Yoga Basics class series first.
For students who have a solid understanding of the fundamental poses taught in Level 1 along with a base of strength and flexibility from regular attendance. Some level 2 poses will be introduced. In this class, students begin to deepen their understanding of the mind-body connection.
For students who have a solid understanding of the fundamental poses from previous levels. Inversions and backbends are introduced. The student at this level develops an understanding of the connection of the poses to the inner body and mind.
Come join us at this class for every level of experience in yoga. This small, general class will accommodate all students of yoga. Be prepared to perform the basic poses to build strength, confidence, and stamina. Begin the weekend by resetting your mind and body to be fully present in your days of rest.
In this class we will flex, extend, and rotate the hips to increase mobility, ease back pain, and improve the circulation in your legs. And because we all hold so much stress and negative feelings in our pelvis, these sequences will benefit your emotional, mental, and physiological state.This class will help you expand your chest, stretch your lower back, and release the physical tension from hunched shoulders. The sequences are designed to expand the lungs for to receive deep, full breaths, and to soften the rib cage to allow the blood to flow freely to and within the heart.
For students who want to focus on relaxation and on the regulation of their systems. It is a less rigorous class with focus on relaxation. The poses are held longer and supported using props to deeply rejuvenate and calm the body and mind.
For students who want to strengthen the major organs of action, the legs and the arms. Using the ropes helps the body to extend vertically and horizontally. The practice opens the body organically, leading to an open heart and better breathing. It is one of the genius inventions of Mr Iyengar.